Rutile, Quartz
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
Columnar crystals and needles of lustrous, wine-red rutile are aesthetically scattered in the sculptural, massive, milky quartz matrix on this fine old-time specimen from a classic Pennsylvania rutile locale - Parkesburg. The large crystal is 2.7 cm and is naturally bent. Rutiles of this quality were collected in the early to middle 19th Century. Comes with an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I.